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Feb 3, 2013 12:00pm EST
issues are. i have a bill drafted. we have language. >> also new today, outgoing defense secretary leon panetta is offering a sobering deadline that triggers automatic across the board cuts. >> let me tell you, if sequester happens, it is going to damage the readiness of the united states of america. we have the most powerful military force right now. it's important to providing stability. if it goes into effect and we have to do the kind of cuts that will go right at readiness, right at maintenance, we are going to weaken the united states and make it more difficult to respond to the crises in the world. >> joining me now, peter alexander. with a good sunday to you, my friend. we have the president talking about gun control proposals, what is he saying? >> reporter: it's as much about what he is doing and what he is saying in his trip to minnesota. this is a state that has a long history of gun ownership in that community. nearly one in ten people in the state of minnesota have licenses to hunt in that state. minneapolis is an area that is familiar with gun violence as well. a mas
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2013 9:00am PST
, through the gauntlet, defense secretary nominee chuck hagel faced a brutal confirmation hearing on thursday, stumbling at times as the senators grilled him. but senior white house adviser dan fiver now says they have the votes and there is no question hagel will be confirmed. joining me now is media strategist and former spokeswoman for transportation secretary lahood. also former deputy white house press secretary under president george w. bush. we're sorry about barney passing. >> like a very heart-felt note from president bush yesterday on barney's passing. look, all of us who spent time in the west wing, we loved seeing barney. barney around or on the south lawn with the president. so he's missed. >> well, definitely. and our hearts go out to them. that's tough. anyway, jill, i'll begin with you. let's take a listen to this. here we go. >> i have already stated that i regret the terminology. i've already noted that i should have used another term. the bigger point is, what i was saying, i think -- what i meant to say should have said it's recognizable. it's been recognized, is
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2013 9:00am PST
cuts to job-creating investment and defense spending, also known as the sequester, are scheduled to take effect. and the results could be a huge blow to middle class families and our economy as a whole. >> joining me now for today's strategy talk, is former u.s. senator and majority leader tom daschell, senior policy adviser for dla piper and author of a new book "the u.s. senate." looks like a great book. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure, alex. >> so let's talk about the white house what it was doing yesterday painting really a dire picture of what sequestration would look like. among the things they talk about, 70,000 kids losing head start services. 10,000 teaching jobs at risk. cuts to food inspections. cuts to the fbi, hundreds of federal prosecutors furloughed. that's just a small sample, senator. are they exaggerating at all for the sake of argument? or do you really think it would be that bad? >> i think it would be that bad and maybe even worse. i think, alex, this is yet another one of these crisis-driven decisions that the congress is going to have to make with th
MSNBC
Feb 9, 2013 7:00am EST
might drop out as secretary of defense? >> my sense is he'll be confirmed, taking a little longer, but white house is confident they have the votes to push him in. he is getting ready for the post, so i anticipate it will happen in the coming days. >> ed, what's behind the senate armed services committee, still not scheduling a vote? >> republicans on the economy want to know how he made money in recent years. worked with a lot of foreign outlets and hasn't disclosed that information. he says fiduciary responsibility not to get into that you need 60 to hold off a filibuster. five republicans in the senate wouldn't support a filibuster. no cabinet nominee has ever been filibustered in the senate, not in modern times, if that were to happen, the wheels would come off in the senate, the democrats will woo get apoplectic and change the rules as punishment. might they wait a few more days to get month information? yes. is chuck hagel going to lose his confirmation vote? no. and the white house isn't that worried. >> let's take a look quickly at the state of the union speech with you, amie.
MSNBC
Feb 2, 2013 4:00am PST
defense spending. the obama administration saying this is an indication that spending cuts, what republicans calling for, don't necessarily work. the thing that is sort of looming over this mixed bag, this economy picture that we got this week, are, of course, these fiscal fights coming up on the horizon. republicans and democrats will have to deal with that. first up, the sequester which could potentially work in deeper spending cuts to defense spending, nondiscretionary spending. that's something that the white house, that congress will really have to deal with, and that's sort of first up on the list of fiscal fights in a series of them, alex, on the horizon. >> kristen welker, thank you for that. we'll see you in the best of office politics in a half an hour. >>> later on, new campaign for immigration reform. a new report suggests it may not be much of a help for the republican party which lost the hispanic vote in historic numbers in november. the story in 30 minutes or so. >>> also new this morning, new details about the man allegedly behind the deadly terror attack in turk
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